Wednesday, January 23

Redshirt sophomore running back Johnathan Franklin breaks free against the Oregon State defense to gain yardage during the Bruins' 17-14 win against the Beavers at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Franklin tallied 100 of UCLA's 210 rushing yards and scored a touchdown in the third quarter.

EXTRA POINTS: Resilient Bruins make a strong statement in win over Oregon State

When Kai Forbath's 51-yard field goal sailed through the uprights Saturday, giving the Bruins a 17-14 victory over Oregon State, I think I may have executed the widest smile in the history of my face. Read more...

Photo:

Redshirt sophomore running back Johnathan Franklin breaks free against the Oregon State defense to gain yardage during the Bruins' 17-14 win against the Beavers at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Franklin tallied 100 of UCLA's 210 rushing yards and scored a touchdown in the third quarter.

Redshirt sophomore running back Johnathan Franklin breaks free against the Oregon State defense to gain yardage during the Bruins' 17-14 win against the Beavers at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Franklin tallied 100 of UCLA's 210 rushing yards and scored a touchdown in the third quarter.

UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel talks to sophomore quarterback Richard Brehaut on the sideline during the Bruins' 29-21 loss against No. 15 Arizona on Saturday.

EXTRA POINTS: The downsides of developing a passing game

The UCLA football team is in the middle of a crisis.
They've lost three games in a row, they are now 1-4 in the Pac-10 and they are inevitably cruising toward having a lower win total than last year, which coincidentally would leave them ineligible for a bowl game. Read more...

Photo:

UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel talks to sophomore quarterback Richard Brehaut on the sideline during the Bruins' 29-21 loss against No. 15 Arizona on Saturday.

UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel talks to sophomore quarterback Richard Brehaut on the sideline during the Bruins' 29-21 loss against No. 15 Arizona on Saturday.



Members of The Den cheer during UCLA's 42-28 win over Washington State on Oct. 2. The Bruins have three more home games this season.

Strong Side: Yell crews stifle spontaneity

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough (or unfortunate enough, if you're a UCLA fan) to attend the UCLA football team's 35-7 drubbing at the hands of the California Golden Bears. Read more...

Photo:

Members of The Den cheer during UCLA's 42-28 win over Washington State on Oct. 2. The Bruins have three more home games this season.

Members of The Den cheer during UCLA's 42-28 win over Washington State on Oct. 2. The Bruins have three more home games this season.

Redshirt sophomore running back Johnathan Franklin gets taken down by a slew of Cal defenders. Franklin had 13 carries for 54 yards in the Bruins' 35-7 loss to the Bears in Berkeley Saturday.

Extra Points: Football team’s uneven performances remain baffling

I'm not sure if there is a record for consecutive head-shakes (not to be confused with head-nods) in the Guinness World Records, but please, someone, put me up for consideration. As a matter of fact, my head is still shaking. Read more...

Photo:

Redshirt sophomore running back Johnathan Franklin gets taken down by a slew of Cal defenders. Franklin had 13 carries for 54 yards in the Bruins' 35-7 loss to the Bears in Berkeley Saturday.

Redshirt sophomore running back Johnathan Franklin gets taken down by a slew of Cal defenders. Franklin had 13 carries for 54 yards in the Bruins' 35-7 loss to the Bears in Berkeley Saturday.